On-Campus Audition?

<p>Hi, </p>

<p>I was wondering if on-campus music auditions improved one's chances at a university? It seems as if it would....</p>

<p>I assume you mean in person vs recorded/sent in. </p>

<p>Yes, by all means show up if at all possible. It makes a much better impression. Also, often the process is more than just the audition…its in meeting and talking with the faculty. You want to win them over and show your passion for your craft.</p>

<p>For many music programs, you won’t be admitted without audition in person.</p>

<p>Yes I do mean in person vs. recorded/sent in, sorry for not making that clear above. </p>

<p>Thanks for the input! Do you think it would be worth it to travel by plane to colleges for an in person audition even if I don’t plan to major in music though?</p>

<p>If you are not going to major in music, why do you need to be audited? I don’t see how would it helps your admission. For that, I think just an art supplement is enough unless you live very close to that school.</p>

<p>Not if you aren’t going to major in it and it is a requirement or option, no.</p>

<p>But if you go on campus and audition and they really take a liking to you, then shouldn’t it give you a boost? Because they could give a great recommendation to the admissions office and really want you for their undergrad orchestra? (or am i overthinking it here)</p>

<p>I think you have a mistaken idea of what “auditioning” is. You audition for faculty in a music department to enter a particular music program. They aren’t just waiting around to listen to anyone who wants to play for them. If you haven’t indicated that you want admission to a music program, you won’t be offered the opportunity to audition in the first place. There will be no one to listen to you and give you a “boost”.</p>